May 23, 2011

Symbol of Love and Togetherness

~*Symbol of Love and Togetherness*~

Despite the presence of many religions and their custom one common ritual that is celebrated in all the religions of India is the ceremony of Mehandi. Mehandi ceremony is celebrated a day prior to the wedding where every female in the wedding applies Mehandi which is considered as auspicious and enhances the celebration mood. 

Mehandi symbolizes a sign of fertility in many cultures but generally, Mehandi symbolizes the love and affection of a husband for his wife. The darker the color of Mehandi, more deep is the love of the husband and her mother-in-law. This is the reason that it is applied almost on all the important occasions like Indian marriages, Karva Chauth, Rakhi, Teej and Diwali etc. Today, Mehandi ceremony has become a grand affair and is celebrated along with sangeet where some are dancing and singing on Dholak, these days DJ system have also become very popular and some are some are sitting and are applied Mehandi on their hands.


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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful Mehandi Art. Like it. If you have a time please follow my blog, http://wwwmysrilanka.blogspot.com

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  2. intricate and beautiful! i love the colorful bracelets, too.

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  3. gorgeous, thank you for sharing about this.

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  4. Wow, love the colours in this photo. And it's interesting reading about this Indian custom.

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  5. This is absolutely stunning! Truly so very beautiful.

    Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful photograph and tradition at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful day!

    lisa.

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  6. Absolute beautiful! I've long been fascinated by this custom!
    Betty aka hootnonny
    p.s. I got a hoot out of your bio! :-)

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  7. Interesting information. Beautiful photo!

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  8. it's a lovely tradition
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  9. This shot is SO gorgeous Bhupesh!

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